At New Hall School we try to make the procedure of applying for a place as straightforward as possible. If you have questions about any aspect of our admissions process, please do not hesitate to contact the Registrar who will be pleased to assist, by telephone on 01245 236 098 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The main entry points to the school are:
Pre-Reception (the academic year in which a child has his/her 4th birthday)
Entry to Pre-Reception is by parent meeting and a trial session, held at the child’s nursery/ pre-school. If the child does not currently attend a nursery/ pre-school the trial session will take place at New Hall. Preference will be given to those seeking a full-time, rather than part-time, place and there is a minimum requirement of 6 sessions per week. A session is either a morning or an afternoon.
Entry into other year groups
Parents are welcome to register their children to enter Reception and Years 1-6 in the Pre-Prep and Preparatory Divisions, however, day places only become available in these year groups should a current pupil leave the Pre-Prep and Preparatory Divisions. In the circumstance that a space arises, a child shall be selected from the waiting list, taking into account the school’s Admissions Policy.
Additional full or weekly boarding places are available from Year 3 onwards.
Should a place not become available for a child’s requested term of entry, the registration will roll over to the next academic year until a place becomes available. Should a child reach Year 6 and a place has not become available in the Preparatory Division, parents shall be contacted regarding Senior Division entry. There is no need to re-register for Senior Division entry.
Year 7 (age 11+)
It is highly recommended that all candidates attend the Year 7 Taster Day in October, there is also an information session for parents. Entrance into Year 7 is based upon an interview, entrance examinations in English (multiple choice and a written paper), Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning, which are held in November, as well as a current Headteacher’s report.
Applications from pupils who attend traditional preparatory schools which make provision allowing them to continue their education up to 13+, and which are not part of a structure which connects them to a particular senior school, will only be accepted (subject to the other relevant criteria set out in this policy) for Year 9 entry. Assessments may be sat in Year 8, or earlier in Year 6 if preferred, and any offer made will be for a place at the start of Year 9.
|Useful Year 7 admissions dates (2018 entry)|
|Year 7 Taster Day||Saturday 14 October 2017|
|Deadline for Year 7 Applications||Monday 16 October 2017|
|Entrance Assessments||Monday 13 November to Thursday 16 November 2017|
|Sport Scholarship Assessments||Friday 1 December 2017|
|Sport Scholarship Call Back||Wednesday 13 December 2017|
|Music Scholarship Assessments||Thursday 7 December to Friday 8 December 2017|
|Music Scholarship Call Back||Thursday 14 December 2017|
Year 9 (age 13+)
Entrance into Year 9 is based upon an interview, entrance examinations in English, Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning, which are held in January and their current Headteacher’s report. Candidates that are being prepared for Common Entrance examinations by their current school will normally sit these in May/June prior to entry in September. Candidates who are successful in the New Hall Year 9 Assessments will be given a conditional offer of a place subject to Common Entrance examinations.
|Useful Year 9 admissions dates (2018 entry)|
|Entrance & Academic Scholarship Assessments||Monday 22 January 2018|
|Sport Scholarship Assessments||Wednesday 31 January 2018|
|Music Scholarship Assessments||Wednesday 31 January 2018|
Year 12 (age 16+)
Students are encouraged to attend the Sixth Form Admissions Evening in October. Prospective students will need to achieve a minimum of two 7s and four 5s overall at GCSE. An offer of a place is based upon personal statement, school report, mock and predicted grades, school reference and interview with the Head of Sixth Form.
|Useful Sixth Form admissions dates (2018 entry)|
|Sixth Form Open Evening||Wednesday 18 October 2017, 7.00pm-9.00pm|
International students, bursaries and scholarships
All overseas students are required to sit entrance examinations, including English, at their current school, with an approved agent, the local British Council office or at New Hall.
New Hall School offers a limited number of means-tested bursaries, of up to 100% of fees. Details are available in the Bursaries & Scholarships Policy, which can be found here. Applications for bursaries must be received by 8 January of the year of entry. For further details, please contact the Finance department.
Scholarships are available at Year 7, Year 9 and Sixth Form entry. Scholarship Application Forms will automatically be sent to all registered students. As well as financial scholarships, there are honorary awards available that offer students recognition for their talents and potential which will benefit them throughout their academic careers and into adulthood.
Assessment is based on the New Hall entrance examinations, interview and Headteacher’s report. Preference may be given to boarders and Catholics where candidates of similar ability are being considered.
Most scholarships will have a fee remission attached to them, normally of 10% – one third remission of fees, with some top scholarships awarded at 50% to the highest performers in the academic assessments. All scholarships are net of prompt payment discount. The total value of the scholarships awarded will depend on the available funds. Subject to the availability of funds, an additional means-tested remission up to 100% of fees may be awarded to a recipient of a scholarship, if the fees would otherwise be unaffordable.
Entry to other year groups may be permitted but is subject to availability
The principles relied on in the selection of students for admission are designed to ensure the school will remain a Catholic school. New Hall accepts students of any or no faith. Applications for admission will be considered from parents and guardians who are in sympathy with the aims and ethos of the school and whose child will benefit from the academic curriculum of the school. To read our full Admissions Policy, please click here.
The Admissions Office is open from 8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday
|Contact the admissions department|
|Phone||01245 236 098|
|Lucy Bird||Admissions Assistant|
|Caroline Elder||Admissions Assistant|
|Julie Keylock||Admissions Assistant|
|Rachel Payne||Admissions Assistant|